Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipes To Try

When most people contemplate eating pumpkin, they think of pumpkin pie. This quintessential Thanksgiving favorite has graced holiday tables for decades, and it's easy to make gluten-free.

Low-Carb Pumpkin Pie

© Laura Dolson. © Laura Dolson

If you tend to eat low-carb and/or grain-free, you'll like this low-carb gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe. It's sweetened with artificial sweetener and molasses, but you can omit the molasses to lower the carb content even further.

Pair this pumpkin pie with this grain-free, low-carb pecan crust for the best results. It looks a bit like a graham cracker crust, but the pecans bring a wonderful nutty flavor that really complements the pie.

Vegan, Rice-Free, Corn-Free Pumpkin Pie

Here's a vegan gluten-free pumpkin pie recipe, this time from excellent chef and blogger, the Gluten-Free Goddess. This recipe is friendly to people who have allergies and intolerances well beyond gluten — it omits soy, egg, rice, and corn ingredients.

It's actually a crust-less pumpkin pie, but it contains the pseudo-grain buckwheat to give the custard some heft. If you're not wild about buckwheat, you can substitute your favorite gluten-free flour blend.

Super-Rich Pumpkin Pie

© Art of Gluten-Free Baking. © Art of Gluten-Free Baking

To wrap up the list of potential gluten-free pumpkin pies, we have this super-rich pumpkin pie recipe from yet another great gluten-free baking site, the Art of Gluten-Free Baking. You can either start from scratch with an actual pumpkin or use canned pumpkin — your choice, depending on how much of a challenge you enjoy.

It's possible to make this recipe without dairy, but it really will work best with evaporated milk or cream in the filling — that's what gives it its rich flavor and texture. The recommended gluten-free pie crust to use with this recipe is a traditional, rolled-out crust that no one will suspect is really gluten-free.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary — either for Thanksgiving or just because you like pumpkin — you'll like this recipe for Pumpkin Cinnamon Cheesecake from Elana's Pantry. The recipe doesn't use canned pumpkin; instead, you start with an actual pumpkin (or a butternut squash), and roast it.

Elana's well-known for low-carb, grain-free recipes that make good use of nut flours, and this pie-style cheesecake doesn't disappoint. It would work well as an elegant ending to any Thanksgiving feast.